Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez became the sole talk of the internet back in February, when the couple were spotted bickering live at the Grammys…
And now, the actor has spoken out about what he really said.
Affleck and Lopez wed last year, over twenty years after they split up, and it appeared that they had finally achieved their fairytale romance.
In a recent interview with Today, Jennifer expressed nothing but joy for her new spouse and life, calling 2022 her “best year” since the birth of her children. She added: “It’s been, like, a really kind of emotional transition, but at the same time all your dreams coming true.”
However, things haven’t been going as smoothly for the pair as she’s letting on. They have been spotted numerous times squabbling about one thing or another. But their most recent spat, which went viral last month, has led people to believe their relationship isn’t all sunshine and rainbows.
In the clip, Jennifer turns her head and sharply addresses Ben after the actor can be seen bending down to whisper something in her ear.
While we can’t make out what the pair are talking about, a lip reader for the Daily Mail claims J-Lo said: “Stop. Look more friendly. Look motivated.”
They went on to say that Affleck replied with: “I might.”
Their awkward interaction quickly became a meme, with Twitter users jumping on the drama online.
Many were trying to figure out what the singer was saying to Affleck.
One person wrote: “I’d pay for an alternate Grammy broadcast that’s just a livestream of Ben Affleck and J. Lo’s table.”
While a second said: “Cracking UP that this was Ben Affleck’s reaction to being at Jennifer Lopez’s side at the #Grammys watching Stevie Wonder and Chris Stapleton tear the roof off the place with their rendition of Higher Ground. He looks like someone just told him his dog died, come on man.”
“Ben Affleck at the Grammys is me any time I have to be on a Zoom call,” a third commented.
Another said: “Someone get Ben Affleck a cigarette and a Dunkin’ coffee stat.”
But now, Affleck has spoken out about the night and what he really said to Lopez.
Opening up to the Hollywood Reporter, Affleck said: “No. I had a good time at the Grammys. My wife was going, and I thought, ‘Well, there’ll be good music. It might be fun.’
“At movie award shows, it’s speeches and, like, sound-mixing webinars. But I thought this would be fun.”
Talking about the famous spat, Affleck said: “I saw [host Trevor Noah] and I was like, ‘Oh, God.’
“They were framing us in this shot, but I didn’t know they were rolling.
“I leaned into her and I was like, ‘As soon they start rolling, I’m going to slide away from you and leave you sitting next to Trevor.’”
He then revealed what Lopez said to him: “She goes, ‘You better f**king not leave’, That’s a husband-and-wife thing.
“I mean, some of it is, I’m like, ‘All right, who is this act?’ Like, I don’t keep up. My wife does, obviously.
“And yeah, it is your wife’s work event. And I’ve gone to events and been p****d off. I’ve gone and been bored.”
So there you have it!